Alaska adventure cruises offer unique and unforgettable opportunities for exploring the last frontier of North America. Frequently cited as the most spectacular region of the United States, the Alaskan coast is a series of mountains, glaciers, thousands of islands and temperate rainforest. These places, and many more, are made accessible on Alaska adventure cruises. The pristine setting makes a perfect location for an Alaska eco tour.
Our relaxed and spontaneous cruises bring you to places you've only dreamed of, making our decisions based upon the wishes of you and the other passengers. We know the waters which we cruise, all the way from Alaska to Seattle, and we'll share our knowledge with you in planning and executing your cruise.
The highly flexible and personal nature of our cruises allows us to accommodate the needs of our customers at a very high level. We have a wide range of activities for you and your companions. Whale watching is a very popular and rarely disappointing adventure. Eco tours are another popular Alaska adventure cruise activity, mixing education and environmentally friendly behavior with exploration.
Cruising Alaska 's Inside Passage is a wonderful and unique experience. Its diverse and interesting mix of wildlife and wilderness are unparalleled. Whether you're hiking on one of the many uninhabited islands, kayaking through the gentle water, or watching whales leap into the air, you'll never forget your Alaska Inside Passage cruise.
The area provides prime habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoise and whales. Much of the southern panhandle is part of the Tongass National Forest, a 16.8 million acre rainforest. Glacier Bay National park has sixteen active tidewater glaciers and Misty Fiords National Monument, near Ketchikan, has 3,000-foot cliffs rising directly from pristine ocean channels.
The picturesque coastal communities which comprise the Inside Passage are rich in history. Russian influence (among others) is well preserved in churches and other historical structures. The Native cultures of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian dominate this area. Ancient totem poles are abundant in many communities and the art of totem carving is preserved along with traditional dance and music.
We at Alaska Charter Yachts hope you'll take a few moments to examine our cruise vessels and the cruises that we conduct. We'll be happy to field and questions or comments you have and hope we have a chance to share an Alaskan adventure cruise with you.
We offer access to a plethora of activities. Whether you're an adrenaline junky or interested in a more relaxed and serene adventure, we can arrange the trip that will be just right for you. Alaska bird watching tours are gaining popularity as people realize the abundance of rare and interesting birds that make Alaska their home. Glaciers, whales, and other wildlife are also available for your enjoyment. We frequently embark on wildlife tours including glimpses of dozens of types of animals.
Sleeping and meals
One of the greatest facets of Alaska Charter Yachts is the gourmet food served on our cruises. We have chefs available for all of our cruises and charters, ready to prepare a wide range of fare, from traditional Alaskan cuisine to international dishes. We are happy to cater to any special requests and cooking the catch of the day is always a fun activity.
Alaska kayaking is one of the most popular activities for passengers aboard Alaska Charter Yachts cruises. Alaska kayaking is different from kayaking anywhere else in the world. The dramatic scenes which comprise the marine wilderness of Southeastern Alaska are explored in no better way then by kayak. All of our vessels carry sea kayaks, affording you the opportunity to explore any clandestine destinations of your choice. Excursions to land are also a snap, either by sea kayak or by way of our skiffs. Each of our vessels has at least one skiff aboard.
Alaska wildlife viewing is another popular theme of our cruises. The diverse collection of wildlife that can be found here is exceptionally abundant and visible. On any given Alaska wildlife viewing cruise you are likely to see whales, moose, sea otters, sea lions, bears, and eagles. There are thousands of species of plant and animal life in Alaska, many of which are most easily accessed by way of small boat. Fishing is one of the most popular adventure cruise activity. Each years anglers from every corner of the globe make their way to Alaska to try their hand at some of the most highly revered and sought-after fish in the world. All of our cruises offer numerous fishing opportunities, suitable for fishermen of all ages and abilities.
The glaciers of Alaska are one of its biggest draw for visitors. Alaska glacier cruises are always exciting and never disappointing. Nowhere else in North America does there exist such a diverse and abundant collection of glaciers. Glacier cruises can hit many different glaciers in a very short time. Photography opportunities on glacier cruises are breathtaking. Seeing the massive power of calving glaciers is simply amazing. Alaska glacier cruises are very popular and a guarantee for some spectacular scenes.